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  1.    11 Aug 2015 #21
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    This begs the question. Is Netflix or Hulu going to work in surround on the PC when connected to a home theater receiver as an Xbox One that also runs Netflix and Hulu which DOES surround sound? Be cool if so.
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #22
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    All of this stuff still has to conform to the laws of physics - our ears hear ANALOG signals and so the speakers have to vibrate in such a way as to produce those analog waves .

    Now just throw up any sound wave on an "Oscilloscope" or similar device -- you'll see that it has a complex wave form which is a set of SINE WAVES.

    Now take any DIGITAL source and try and convert that into the same output that the Natural sound has.

    It's not easy -- and it's simply physics.

    Anybody who says that an original Analog system can be converted into a digital sound for recording and then converted back into a 100% replica of the original source is just PLAIN LYING -- you can't do it -- it's NOT POSSIBLE - Maths and physics prove it easily.

    You can get pretty good stuff -- and to get the ultimate quality is going to be HIDEOUSLY expensive but you can never re-create the original sound source 100% exactly from a digital transformation - especially when TWO are involved -- original recording to digital, then the sound card to decode the digital stuff back into analog for your speaker systems.

    I don't need any discussion here - it's simple MATHS 101. !!!!! As to the quality of your equipment that's another issue - but you still can't overcome basic physics -- like the speed of light can't be exceeded whatever you do.


    I agree 100% with your entire post execpt that speed of light thing.
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #23
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    Sound is a bit like Wine everyone has got an opinion on what it should taste or sound like. I've tasted very expensive wine and very cheap wine, I liked the cheap wine better.
    I've got an expensive sound system, a sound bar and computer speakers, admittedly the expensive one sounds best normally, and yet I like sound of all the systems at different times, and sometimes I even like the sound of one of the cheaper systems better depending on the type of music played and the mood I'm in.
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